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Grampian Kart Club Round 4

Round 4, Boyndie Drome Circuit, Banff , 24th August

The fourth round of the Boyndie Drome Open Challenge took place at the Banff circuit on Sunday 24th August. Dry and sunny although a little chilly were the ideal conditions for competitive racing.

Honda Cadet

Right from the start a group of four broke away. These were Abbie Munro, Craig Mann, Ben McLeod and Aiden Welch. The quartet circulated without changing position but as the race went on, they seemed to get closer. As they entered the Boyndie Straight for the final tour Munro look round and was engulfed by Mann on one side and McLeod on the other. Munro dropped to third but regained second before the end of the lap. McLeod held on to take his first Boyndie victory. Munro came home second closely followed by Mann and Welch. Ben Burne. caught Logan Mann and then Jonathan Edwards to take finish. A good race long battle between Callum Welch and Ewan Johnston was resolved in favour of Johnston.

Junior Max

At the start the field spread out quickly with Robbie Souter leading. Souter went on to take the victory. Cameron McPhee was second but during the later stages Merlin Aldrick closed him down. A pit corner for the last time Aldrick launched to the inside, the pair touched, McPhee spun and Aldrick took the chequered flag. McPhee recovered to take third. Reece Gillan took fourth ahead of Logan Blake.

Senior Max

Pole man Connor Wilson took alights to flag victory. However this was no easy victory as the pressure was on initially by Kieran Smart and latterly Ross Shearer. Shearer was on Wilson’s bumper as they crossed the line closely followed by Smart. Liam Souter came home fourth ahead of Lewis Rae, Reis Robertson and Liam Ross.

Prokarts

Chris Hart followed home by Bruce Cameron won the ‘B’ final. These two went to the back of the ‘A’ final. Ryan Cannon, Stuart Dalgarno and Michael Ogilvie broke away from the pack early in the final. Ogilvie took second on the second tour. This order was maintained until the penultimate time on the Boyndie Straight when Ogilvie squeezed to the lead. Cannon regained the lead on the last lap at Kevin’s Korner to take the victory from Ogilvie and Dalgarno. Ben Gordon had a lonely race for fourth. The midfield battle was won by Steven Allen ahead of Simon Savage, Martin Buchan, Roy Wilson and Iain Wilson.

KZ2 UK

Neil Anderson made the best start from the outside of the front row to lead at the end of lap one from Ian Duncan and Paul Dalgarno. Anderson opened an early gap but Duncan began to close in. On lap five, Duncan made his move at the end Boyndie Straight to lead. Dalgarno closed in and was snapping at Anderson’s bumper. On the last lap while lining up for a final corner charge, he ran wide to end his challenge. John Roberson finished ahead of newcomer Dave Largue.

Grampian Kart Club – Round 4

R4, Boyndie Drome Circuit, Banff

With a yellow weather warning in place caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boyndie awoke to benign conditions and sunshine.

Feature trophies were the Mike Philip Trophy (junior driver who impressed the marshals and officials) won by Jack Gordon and the September Cup (in August) (driver to score least points on the day).won by Abbie Munro.

Honda Cadets

Abbie Munro immediately was able to open a ten-metre gap and took the chequered flag. A chasing group of three formed were Craig Mann, Aiden Welch and Ben Macleod. On lap six Welch moved to second. Cameron Ross was closing in on the trio and when he did catch them wasted no time in cutting his way through to second. Ross maintained second to the flag. Third was Craig Mann followed by Ben MacLeod and Aiden Welch. Further down the field there was another trio of karts doing battle. They were Logan Blake, Ben Burnett and Jonathan Edwards. This order changed to Burnett taking sixth, Edwards seventh and Blake eighth.

Junior Max / Mini Max

Elliot McIntosh, from the outside of the front row, took the early lead from Jack Gordon. A sprinkle of rain slowed the drivers Robbie Souter was caught out and spun into the thick grass. Gordon got through into the lead and opened a five second gap at the chequered flag. McIntosh took second ahead of Abigail Ross. In Mini Max Cameron Ross finished ahead of Lewis Miller.

Senior Max

Just as the karts left the dummy grid there was more rain. This came into play at the Moravian corner a number of karts lost adhesion and slid wide. At the end of the first lap the order was David Eason, Ross Shearer, Chloe Scott, Connor Wilson, Lewis McNab and Neil Maclennan. On the second lap Eason ran wide at Moravian due the throttle cable problem causing the throttle sticking wide open. A quick fix got him back into the race but lost seven places. Scott took the lead. There was a five-kart train consisting of Scott, Shearer, Wilson, McNab and Maclennan. Track conditions had dried out. Maclennan and McNab touched in the Boyndie loop and as a result a trio remained. Scott came under pressure but coolly held out to the victory from Shearer and Wilson. Maclennan didn’t get back in contact with the leaders to finish fourth. Eason recovered to take fifth ahead of Grant Cheesewright ahead of McNab, Bob Main and David Logan.

KZ2 UK (Gearbox)

Scott Byiers, from pole position, took the early lead from Walter Wallace and David Kellock. Ten-metre gap opened between the three drivers. Wallace began to eat into Byiers lead and caught him with four laps to go. Immediately he made his move at the end of Boyndie Straight and took the lead. Kellock closed in on the leaders. Wallace took the victory followed by Byiers and Kellock. Fourth was a close finish between Neil Anderson and Ian Duncan, which was in favour of Anderson.

Sheila Cumming presented trophies for GKC. The club is looking for previous members to come along for a chat and relive their racing experiences at Boyndie.

 

Grampian Kart Club – Round 4

R4, Boyndie Drome Circuit, Banff

With a yellow weather warning in place caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boyndie awoke to benign conditions and sunshine.

Feature trophies were the Mike Philip Trophy (junior driver who impressed the marshals and officials) won by Jack Gordon and the September Cup (in August) (driver to score least points on the day).won by Abbie Munro.

Honda Cadets

Abbie Munro immediately was able to open a ten-metre gap and took the chequered flag. A chasing group of three formed were Craig Mann, Aiden Welch and Ben Macleod. On lap six Welch moved to second. Cameron Ross was closing in on the trio and when he did catch them wasted no time in cutting his way through to second. Ross maintained second to the flag. Third was Craig Mann followed by Ben MacLeod and Aiden Welch. Further down the field there was another trio of karts doing battle. They were Logan Blake, Ben Burnett and Jonathan Edwards. This order changed to Burnett taking sixth, Edwards seventh and Blake eighth.

Junior Max / Mini Max

Elliot McIntosh, from the outside of the front row, took the early lead from Jack Gordon. A sprinkle of rain slowed the drivers Robbie Souter was caught out and spun into the thick grass. Gordon got through into the lead and opened a five second gap at the chequered flag. McIntosh took second ahead of Abigail Ross. In Mini Max Cameron Ross finished ahead of Lewis Miller.

Senior Max

Just as the karts left the dummy grid there was more rain. This came into play at the Moravian corner a number of karts lost adhesion and slid wide. At the end of the first lap the order was David Eason, Ross Shearer, Chloe Scott, Connor Wilson, Lewis McNab and Neil Maclennan. On the second lap Eason ran wide at Moravian due the throttle cable problem causing the throttle sticking wide open. A quick fix got him back into the race but lost seven places. Scott took the lead. There was a five-kart train consisting of Scott, Shearer, Wilson, McNab and Maclennan. Track conditions had dried out. Maclennan and McNab touched in the Boyndie loop and as a result a trio remained. Scott came under pressure but coolly held out to the victory from Shearer and Wilson. Maclennan didn’t get back in contact with the leaders to finish fourth. Eason recovered to take fifth ahead of Grant Cheesewright ahead of McNab, Bob Main and David Logan.

KZ2 UK (Gearbox)

Scott Byiers, from pole position, took the early lead from Walter Wallace and David Kellock. Ten-metre gap opened between the three drivers. Wallace began to eat into Byiers lead and caught him with four laps to go. Immediately he made his move at the end of Boyndie Straight and took the lead. Kellock closed in on the leaders. Wallace took the victory followed by Byiers and Kellock. Fourth was a close finish between Neil Anderson and Ian Duncan, which was in favour of Anderson.

Sheila Cumming presented trophies for GKC. The club is looking for previous members to come along for a chat and relive their racing experiences at Boyndie.

See website www.grampiankartclub.com for more details.

Trophy Winners from Round 4

 

Honda Cadets

1 Abbie Munro

2 Cameron Ross

3 Craig Mann

Novice Ewan Johnston

Mini Max

1 Cameron Evans

2 Lewis Miller

Junior Max

1 Jack Gordon

2 Elliot McIntosh

3 Abigail Ross

Senior Max

1 Chloe Scott

2 Ross Shearer

3 Connor Wilson

KZ2 UK (Gearbox)

1 Walter Wallace

2 Scott Byiers

3 David Kellock